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Silly Little Fairy?
Advertising Age ^ | Apr. 17, 2006 | Bob Garfield

Posted on 05/01/2006 5:47:54 PM PDT by cicero's_son

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I recently noticed that Dodge altered this commercial by removing the "silly little fairy" line. Without that line, the ad is pretty incoherent and pointless.

I suspected that the reason for the edit was protests from homosexual groups. Based on this article, I guess I was right.

What do you think?

1 posted on 05/01/2006 5:47:57 PM PDT by cicero's_son
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To: cicero's_son

If the fairy in question was obviously male, I would see something to this.

But the fairy is very female. Thoughts of a gay meaning never crossed my mind.

That said, it's a completely stupid commercial.


2 posted on 05/01/2006 5:49:26 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: cicero's_son

"Without that line, the ad is pretty incoherent and pointless."

Yes, it would be. My these fairies have thin skins, don't they?


3 posted on 05/01/2006 5:49:42 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Not a great commercial, I agree. But I thought the punchline was pretty humorous.

And I saw no "anti-gay" slur in it whatsoever. It wasn't until the line was taken out that I even guessed that someone could have been offended.


4 posted on 05/01/2006 5:50:54 PM PDT by cicero's_son
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To: cicero's_son

Maybe they should just use the Slim Jim fairy. He looks like he could kick some butt.


5 posted on 05/01/2006 5:54:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: cicero's_son

I noticed and thought the same thing. But about 10 minutes ago I saw it again and the "Silly little fairy" line was there again.


6 posted on 05/01/2006 5:54:46 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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I think Bob Garfield has a tennis sweater and a harness load of Pomeranians, if you get my drift.

Real men don't even known what Pomeranians are. To us, all yappy little ankle-biting cat-wannabee dogs are the same.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

7 posted on 05/01/2006 5:55:52 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (Fighting Democrats, huh? Where the hell were they when I was fighting?)
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To: cicero's_son
Sorry.. "Faery" (fairy) was never confused with "faggot" in the english language.
Dodge is pandering.
I guess Disney better go out and burn "Tinker Bell" at the stake.
8 posted on 05/01/2006 5:58:15 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: cicero's_son

I guess silly little Bobbie Garfield is upset.


9 posted on 05/01/2006 5:58:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: cripplecreek

But when he says, "Eat me!" they might take him up on it.


10 posted on 05/01/2006 5:59:20 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: cicero's_son

I think the fairy's revenge on the macho man subverts the tough guy image that they're trying to project onto the car. It suggests that macho men are really "fairies," or interchangeable with them. The fairy remains the powerful figure even if the car seems immune to that power.

Who do you suppose produces these ads, anyway?


11 posted on 05/01/2006 6:01:10 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: cicero's_son

I thought the ad was kind of funny. I didn't even Make the "gay' connection!


12 posted on 05/01/2006 6:04:20 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: jocon307
My these fairies have thin skins, don't they?

Do they ever.

Somehow, I'm guessing that Garfield doesn't get his panties into a twist whenever an ad takes a subliminal dig at Christians, or at "hicks from flyover country."

But Heaven forfend that anyone dare offend the homosexual lobby.

13 posted on 05/01/2006 6:04:29 PM PDT by cicero's_son
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Have it herding sheep and making love to Dodge pickup in its tent up in Montana while fire crackers go off in the background and its wife screams, " you ain't going up their for fishing!!" and then it is a serious commercial.


14 posted on 05/01/2006 6:04:43 PM PDT by Porterville (I gave at the State Franchise Board; leave me alone you blood sucking liberal.)
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To: cicero's_son

Have it herding sheep and making love to Dodge pickup in its tent up in Montana while fire crackers go off in the background and its wife screams, " you ain't going up their for fishing!!" and then it is a serious commercial.


15 posted on 05/01/2006 6:04:44 PM PDT by Porterville (I gave at the State Franchise Board; leave me alone you blood sucking liberal.)
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To: cicero's_son

Have it herding sheep and making love to Dodge pickup in its tent up in Montana while fire crackers go off in the background and its wife screams, " you ain't going up their for fishing!!" and then it is a serious commercial.


16 posted on 05/01/2006 6:04:45 PM PDT by Porterville (I gave at the State Franchise Board; leave me alone you blood sucking liberal.)
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To: Criminal Number 18F

A Pomeranian is a breed of dog that my wife's house cat would use for target practice.


17 posted on 05/01/2006 6:07:06 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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What do you think?

I think only a fairy would object to this.

18 posted on 05/01/2006 6:07:14 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: cicero's_son

hmmm.. silly little fairies complaining about a faery.

It is far more offesive to have homosexuals throwing hissy fits every time thet believe they sexual fetish is correctly exposed as disgusting.


19 posted on 05/01/2006 6:07:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Delta 21

I saw it this afternoon and it still had the fairy line in it.


20 posted on 05/01/2006 6:07:31 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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